In Woodbridge, pet adoption is a package deal

WOODBRIDGE — Two small dogs found six months ago in Bethany are awaiting a home following some extensive surgery for Cher, a Chihuahua-Pomeranian.

Animal Control Officer Paul Niedmann said the 8-year-olds were roaming on Russell Road in August.

Niedmann said both Cher and Sonny, who is also a Chihuahua, are inseparable to the point they become “very stressed” if they are apart.

To cover the cost of the surgery for Cher, a story appeared in the Milford-Orange Bulletin, a sister publication of the Register.

Animal Control Officer Karen Lombardi said they worked with Bethany Veterinary Hospital to get Cher fixed up.

“We thank everyone for their donations to make this possible. We also thank Dr. Katherine Jackson, owner of Bethany Veterinary Hospital, and Dr. James Schachtel.

“Without their assistance this would not have been possible,” Lombardi said.

Schachtel donated his surgical skills and time to take care of the dog.

The procedure was so extensive there were 75 stitches needed, Niedmann said.

Cher is doing remarkably well following the surgery, Niedmann said.

Now it’s time to find the pair a home.

The officers believe the two should be placed together. Both are housebroken, friendly and up-to-date on all their inoculations.

To learn more about the dogs, contact Animal Control, 135 Bradley Road, at 203-389-5991.

Originally posted here: In Woodbridge, pet adoption is a package deal- The New Haven Register – Serving New Haven, Connecticut